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US commercial mortgages worry Fed amid defaults

Banks are selling mortgage-backed securities at fastest clip since 2008, thanks in part to years of near-zero rates

Last month, Ms Yellen used the central bank's semi-annual report to Congress to warn of the threat of an overheated CMBS market in a still-recovering US economy.

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JUST outside Columbus, Ohio, the small city of Gahanna seemed to be catching a break in its decade-long struggle to transform an underused strip of downtown into a district of retail shops, high-end condominiums and restaurants.

With a second developer to pick up where a...

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